An ongoing issue that people have had with the latest 10.6.3 update is with changes to the Finder's handling of files when copying to mounted SMB shares. There have been errors stating the files cannot be copied either because the user does not have permissions to access them, or a Finder error -36 which is a basic I/O error.… Read more
We had a feeling it would be the case, but Apple CEO Steve Jobs confirmed on Monday that the original iPhone would not run the company's newest iPhone OS.
Jobs responded to a customer e-mail asking if the new operating system would support the original iPhone, according to Mac enthusiast site MacStories. In his typical succinct style, Jobs said:
Sent from my iPhone"
Apple previewed iPhone OS 4 during a special event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters last week. Among the revelations at the event was that not all iPhone models would support some of … Read more
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Google learned some hard security lessons after it was attacked late last year by hackers, CEO Eric Schmidt said Monday.
"Google is now particularly paranoid about that," Schmidt said during a question-and-answer session following Google's Atmosphere 2010 conference before about 400 CIOs. After the company learned that some of its intellectual property was stolen during an attack that originated from inside China, it began locking down its systems to a greater degree and accelerated plans to move to Web-based systems like Chrome OS netbooks.
Apple has posted a revised updater for the OS X 10.6.3 update, which should appear in Software Update on systems for which it applies. It is unclear which systems are needing this update, but apparently not all were properly updated with the original 10.6.3 update. If you are uncertain whether or not you need the update, just run an update check manually on your system and if your system needs it an update will appear.… Read more
When installing the latest version of OS X, Apple has made it quite seamless to boot from an installation DVD and upgrade the existing operating system without having to format and lose settings, application installations, or important data. This works great for the most part; however, there may be times when the OS X installer will present an error and prevent you from upgrading your current OS installation.… Read more
Apple's announcement of iOS 4 and the iPhone 4 in just the last three months shows that the smartphone wars aren't cooling yet. Just consider everything that has happened in the space of the last year. Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is a top-to-bottom overhaul of the Windows Mobile OS, and Google continues to aggressively roll out updates to Android. Palm hasn't been quite as active in the news recently, but we're not discounting its WebOS quite yet.
The following chart compares popular features from the smartphone operating system that have been most active this year. … Read more
Sure, the big dog of the week was the preview we got of what iPhone OS 4 will (and won't) do for our lovely iPhones, but let's not forget the smaller dogs.
We also have the first impressions of the lovely iPad and, for the most part, we like it. And the apps. And the accessories. It's a win.
But it's not all Apple news. Research In Motion finally released an official Twitter client for BlackBerrys. It's an open beta test, and it seems pretty solid so far, though it could use a few more … Read more
Now that you know the highlights of iPhone OS 4, we offer you the chance to see the new features for yourself. We've loaded the developer release on Brian Tong's iPhone 3GS and took it for a spin. As we mentioned, it's not quite the update that OS 3.0 was, but it brings some sorely needed features like multitasking, home screen folders, and a unified e-mail in-box.